The Schaeffler Group – A global leader.
Overcoming condition monitoring obstacles.
Therefore, especially auxiliary units, such as motors, pumps, or fans are often not monitored at all or only periodically. The aim for Schaeffler’s new solution OPTIME was to overcome these specific obstacles and to enable simple, cost-effective, and highly scalable condition monitoring for the first time.
Treon Gateway as a key element.
“With OPTIME, we make condition monitoring easy and affordable. Thanks to simple plug & play installation and automated asset condition analytics, OPTIME allows you to start monitoring hundreds of rotating machines in just a few hours,” Jarno Suomela, Head of Portfolio and Sector Solutions Management at Schaeffler, explains and continues: “Treon Gateway is one of its key elements.” An easily scalable system, OPTIME consists essentially of wireless, battery-powered vibration sensors, a gateway, and an app to visualize the resulting data analysis.
All installed sensors autonomously communicate with each other and the gateway, forming a dedicated mesh network. One that, in today’s industry, ranks among the most reliable and energy-efficient types of IoT networks.
With Schaeffler OPTIME, comprehensive and automated condition monitoring is now a cost-effective proposition – for all indirectly process-critical assets across entire machine and equipment parks.
Customer Benefits of OPTIME:
– Easy and rapid installation
– Easy data-reading
– No expert knowledge required
Greater security for employees, as access to hard-to-reach machinery, is no longer required with the digital service
– Cost-effective solution for comprehensive and wireless monitoring of units
– Built-in Machine Learning and analytics including automated failure type notifications
– Permits long-term planning of maintenance measures, personnel requirements, and replacement part procurement
– Unplanned downtime is no longer an issue for monitored machines
The relationship has proven beneficial for both companies. “It has been a pleasure to work closely with Schaeffler teams both in Germany and Finland to bring OPTIME to life in record time. It is a great example of an IoT-solution built on the Treon Gateway Platform”, states Joni Korppi, CEO of Treon.
Treon Gateway is one of its key elements.